Efficient Regulation

Support alternative certification for Alaska seafood

The Alaska Chamber supports the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute's (ASMI's) efforts to develop an alternative sustainability certification program to bring consistent criteria across the variety of fisheries, and reduce confusion and ongoing costs incurred in an increasing number of competing third-party certification schemes.

Support streamlining fisheries landing tax regulations

The Alaska Chamber supports streamlining fisheries landing tax regulations, simplifying the paperwork burden on self-marketing fishermen, and to align timing of reporting with the timing of payments due.

Support workforce development to increase the number of qualified employees needed to fill positions in resource industries

The Alaska Chamber supports workforce development in the state, particularly as it relates to resource development. As exploration and development in Alaska continues to grow, more qualified Alaska employees are needed to take jobs created as a result.

Support permitting by making the number of state of Alaska permitters commensurate with levels of exploration and development activity

The Alaska Chamber supports a rigorous but efficient permitting process in Alaska.

Oppose new vessel restrictions not based on science with regard to harbor seals

Support raising Pick.Click.Give. audit level

The Alaska Chamber opposes any new vessel restrictions with regard to harbor seals until additional research can demonstrate a direct connection between vessels visiting glacial habitats and a proven decline in harbor seal populations.

Support regulatory reform regarding reimbursement in thin medical markets

The Alaska Chamber supports regulatory reform regarding reimbursement in thin medical markets.

Support procurement reform

The Alaska Chamber will engage with the legislature to ensure that the preferences currently in Alaska's procurement regulations are protected and continue to provide a competitive advantage to Alaska-based or Alaska-owned businesses.

Oppose implementation of the emission control area by the EPA in Alaska

The Alaska Chamber opposes the implementation of Emission Control Area (ECA) regulations in Alaska.

Support overturning the application of the Roadless Rule in Alaska

The Alaska Chamber supports efforts to overturn reapplication of the Roadless Rule to the National Forests in Alaska.

Support development of environmental policies based on sound scientific basis over the precautionary method

The Alaska Chamber supports protecting public health and the environment through reasonable, carefully considered programs that are developed and implemented based on sound scientific arguments, credible, reproducible studies and economic analysis. The Alaska Chamber opposes efforts to implement the “precautionary principle” in developing or implementing environmental programs. The precautionary principle presumes that many activities pose a risk to health and the environment, even without the presence of any scientific evidence that such risks are in fact present or related to a specific activity, and requires that precautionary measures be adopted or implemented to mitigate those assumed risks.

Cruise ship wastewater point of discharge

The Alaska Chamber supports changing the cruise ship wastewater “point of discharge” regulation to a standard that is both attainable and protects the environment.

Oppose National Ocean Policy (NOP) implementation in Alaska, particularly Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning (CMSP)

The Alaska Chamber opposes implementation of the National Ocean Policy (NOP) and Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning (CSMP) regulations on Alaska.

Increase responsible natural resource development by improving the efficiencies of the permitting process and gaining access to resources

The Alaska Chamber supports a significant increase in responsible natural resource development and encourages the Alaska State Legislature and the Parnell administration to uphold Alaska's strong regulatory and permitting laws and policies that will facilitate additional exploration, site development, employment, infrastructure, research and natural resource production in Alaska.

Support alternative certification for Alaska seafood

The Alaska Chamber supports the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute's (ASMI's) efforts to develop an alternative sustainability certification program to bring consistent criteria across the variety of fisheries, and reduce confusion and ongoing costs incurred in an increasing number of competing third-party certification schemes.

Support the bypass mail program

The Alaska Chamber will help preserve Bypass Mail Program by demonstrating the impact the program has on the Alaska economy and the benefits to rural Alaska.  Oppose Implementation of the Emission Control Area by the EPA in Alaska.

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